Great news, @zynthianers!
I’ve been working in a new engine that allows to launch LV2-plugins as standalone layers. For doing that, i’ve used (and extended!) Jalv, from David Robillard, one of the creators of LV2 plugin specification. In his words:
“Jalv is a simple but fully featured LV2 host for Jack. It runs LV2 plugins and exposes their ports as Jack ports, essentially making any LV2 plugin function as a Jack application.”
You could think … “OK, but we already have MOD-UI that allows to load any LV2 plugin and combine with other plugins in any way we want …”
Yes, you are right, MOD-UI is fantastic, really! But is not a 100% zynthianic animal and some functionality is missing in the MOD-UI layer (and it’s not easy to implement!). In fact, only one MOD-UI layer is allowed in Zynthian, and no MIDI channel assignment is possible, nor cloning or transposing. You have to hardcode all this behaviour in your pedalboard using the MOD-UI web interface. Not a big problem …
But sometimes you only want to have Dexed, Noizemak3r, MDA ePiano or any other LV2-plugin working as “normal engine” in a layer, that can be transposed, cloned or assigned to the MIDI channel you want. And this is what Jalv engine allows. And it’s a small-but-huge step for Zynthian 😉
Continue reading New Engine “Jalv”: LV2 plugins as standalone layers
Summer is a relaxed period and i love to dedicate some time to mind-expanding tasks. Integrating Aeolus, a “pipe organ emulator that should be good enough to make an organist enjoy playing it”, has been a very pleasant task and have given to me the oportunity of learning a little bit about these amazing machines that Pipe Organs are and its history. And of course, it’s a very good add for Zynthian 😉
Continue reading New Engine: Aeolus, a Pipe Organ Emulator
Finally, the long-time-awaited Pure Data zynthian’s engine is here!
The new engine will allow to run any standard patch for “pd vanilla”. No “pd extended” support as it’s completely deprecated.
Continue reading New Engine: Pure Data
The first batch of aluminum cases for “v2 Kits” is sold out and a new one is available in the Zynthian Shop. I call this case “v2.1”, but in fact it’s the new official v2 aluminum case. This new “v2.1” case has some improvements …
Continue reading New Aluminum Case v2.1: MIDI IN/THRU/OUT + Activity LEDs
The new SD image Gorgona Omega is ready to download. It’s available in 2 “colors”, pre-configured for the latest official kit v2 and also for the former kit v1:
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We are very proud to present the new Zynthian store. You can enter by clicking on this link:
It’s been a long way from the first Zynthian prototype being announced in this blog, more than 2 years ago. It’s been an interesting trip and along the way, i have learned a lot of things and a small but dynamic community has grown around this crazy project that Zynthian is.
Continue reading Zynthian Shop is on-line!
We are proud of introduce the new Zynthian Kit v2.
As it’s normal in almost any development, we had problems and delays, but finally all the parts are ready and we can start to ship it.
Continue reading Zynthian Kit v2 is ready
Greetings from the sunny BCN, where today the rain fall over and tomorrow the air will smell clean and healthy 🙂
It’s been a hard month preparing the new SD image, but finally it’s here. Its name is Gorgona!
If you already have a Zynthian Box, i’m pretty sure you would like to try Gorgona right now. You can choose between two different versions, compiled for RBPi3 and RBPi2:
Continue reading Merry Zynthians and Happy New Image – Newsletter #2, December 2016
Greetings from MasFort, in Reus, where time passes slowly and tomatoes grow fast! 😉 I hope you are enjoying the summer and recharging your batteries for the coming season.
A little over a year ago I mounted the first Zynthian prototype and since then many things have happened. The software and hardware have evolved a lot and people around the world are building Zynthian Boxes. The project has grown and a small community of users and supporters is borning. It is time to meditate a little bit and consider new goals.
Among these goals is sending a newsletter, more or less regularly, to keep you informed of progress and news about the project. Let’s go there!
Continue reading Summer Synths & Swimming Sounds – Newsletter #1, August 2016
Zynthian Project will take part in SONAR+D, the event organized during the SONAR Music Festival, in Barcelona, from 16 to 18 June.
We will have a nice stand where we will showcase our prototypes, make demos and explain the project to the assistant public. It will be a very good ocassion to make useful contacts and attract interested people to the project.
We will share the space with a lot of interesting projects and organizations, like Befaco, Critter & Guitari or the Queen Mary University of London , some of them, a reference for us.
Continue reading Zynthian Project will be in SONAR+D (Barcelona 16,17, 18 June)